WAVE 3 Investigates: Police Involved Shooting

Published: Dec. 23, 2006 at 10:57 PM EST|Updated: Apr. 6, 2007 at 9:28 PM EDT
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(LOUISVILLE) -- A man is recovering after a routine police traffic stop turns dangerous early Saturday morning. It happened around 1:00 a.m. at a gas station at Chamberlain Lane and Westport Road. WAVE 3's Shayla Reaves investigates.

LMPD officials are still investigating the cause of an incident that landed 57-year-old Arthur L. Satterly in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

"The information that we have is very sketchy at this time," LMPD Chief Robert White said shortly after the incident.

It happened around 1:00 a.m. Saturday. Police say Satterly and two passengers were stopped by LMPD Officer Myles Cosgrove, an Eighth Division patrol officer. Police say Cosgrove believed their car to be the same vehicle he chased in the last two weeks.

"A preliminary investigation suggests there was something suspicious about the vehicle," Chief White said.

The situation escalated and Officer Cosgrove pulled his gun, firing several times. Three bullets struck Satterly, driver of the vehicle. He drove 100 yards before officers stopped the car. Two passengers fled the scene and Satterly remained inside the vehicle.

"There were three individuals in the car," said Chief White of the initial stop. "Two we were able to capture -- one is still missing."

Satterly is charged with first degree wanton endangerment, attempting to elude police and operating a vehicle on a suspended license. A second suspect taken into custody has been released without charges. The third suspect is still at large.

26-year-old Abbie Horne is surprised by the incident.

"I've lived out here for three years," Horne said."Never seen this much commotion."

Officer Cosgrove has been with the LMPD for two years. He is on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

If you have any information you can contact Louisville Metro Police at 574-LMPD.

Online Reporter: Shayla Reaves

Online Producer: Charles Gazaway